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Shishisenkou (ToD-PS2)

Shishisenkou as it appears in Tales of Destiny (PS2).

This article is about the arte that is localized as "Beast". For the more powerful arte that was localized also as "Beast" until recently, see Punishing Beast.

Beast (獅子戦吼 Shishisenkou?, "Lion Battle Roar"[1]) is a classic technique in the Tales series. This is one of the most well-recognized melee artes in the series, appearing in most of the games in the series, as both a swordsman arte and as an unarmed fighter technique.

Arte Description and History

Beast (ToS)

Beast as it appears in Tales of Symphonia.

When this arte is activated, the user slams the target with extreme force, creating a blast of energy in the image of a lion's head, which forces all nearby enemies to be blasted away and knocked to the ground. This is an effective arte to clear mobs when surrounded by many enemies because of its power and force. It is usually one of the first artes that a character acquires that can cause enemies to be knocked down.

In Tales of Destiny, this is one of the artes that the dummied character Lilith Aileron can learn in the original version, if a glitch or cheating device is used to add her to the party. However, she loses this arte in the later versions.

In Tales of Eternia, this arte is used to activate the Divine Skill Maximum Burst, allowing it to be used as a combo finisher. It is one of the easiest Divine Skills to activate, requiring only for Chi to connect with the enemy, before extending it by pressing the "Attack" button at the correct moment.

Additionally, in Tales of the Abyss, the arte can be used within a complete Wind or Light FOF Circle to transform it into Thunder Beast.

In Tales of Symphonia, Presea Combatir has a significantly more powerful version of this arte than Lloyd Irving, now officially localized as Punishing Beast after the release of Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology. Although this arte was also localized as "Beast" until recently, both artes are considered to be completely different attacks, with different names in Japan.


Mothership Titles

Escort Titles

Beast (TotA)

Beast as it appears in Tales of the Abyss.


Fan-Translated Names

In-Game Description and Battle Quotes

Beast (ToV)

Beast as it appears in Tales of Vesperia.

Tales of Phantasia (SFC)

Japanese Description: 強烈な突進で敵をまとめて後方へ押しやる技
Romanized Description: Kyouretsu na tosshin de teki wo matomete kouhou e oshiyaru waza
Translated Description (DeJap Translations): "Creates a physical being from your courage to attack foes."[2]

Tales of Destiny (PSX)

Localized Description: "Blows away the enemy by projecting psychic energy."[3]

Tales of Phantasia (PSX)

Translated Description (Absolute Zero): "Blow the enemy away with the force of your fighting spirit."

Tales of Eternia

Localized Description: "Blast the enemy with a massive concentration of energy force."[4]

Tales of Phantasia (GBA)

Japanese Description: 闘気を敵に叩きつけて吹き飛ばす
Romanized Description: Youki wo teki ni tatakitsukete fuki tobasu
Localized Description: "Blow enemies away by pounding them with attack power."[5]

Tales of Symphonia

Localized Description: "Lv. 2 Sp. Attack: slam battle energy into the enemy and blow it away."

Tales of Legendia

Localized Description: "Base: Down the enemy with the force of a charging lion."[6]

Tales of the Abyss

Localized Description: "Arcane: Harness the power of a beast to rip through the enemy."

Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology

Localized Description: "Master: Unleash the power of a beast to send the enemy flying."

Tales of Vesperia

Localized Description: "Arcane Arte: Unleash the power of a lion to send the enemy flying."

Tales of Graces

Localized Description: "A Lv.2 charged arte. Hold X during an A-Arte to charge; release to use. (Requires Lv.1 Version.)"

Tales of Xillia

Localized Description: "Fury takes the form of a roaring beast as it pummels foes and sends them flying back where they came from."


  1. Tales Series Translation FAQ by KusanagiLord02 GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-19.
  2. Tales of Phantasia (SNES) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 2/2 by JPuga GameFAQs (2001-07-15) Retrieved on 2009-07-01.
  3. Tales of Destiny (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough by CMoriarty / Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-19.
  4. Tales of Destiny II (PS) FAQ/Walkthrough Part 1/2 by Psycho Penguin GameFAQs (2002) Retrieved on 2008-03-19.
  5. Tales of Phantasia (GBA) FAQ/Walkthrough by sonicfreak77 GameFAQs (2007) Retrieved on 2008-03-07.
  6. Tales of Legendia (PS2) Eres Guide by AncientNova GameFAQs (2006) Retrieved on 2008-03-19.

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